Chronic Pain

8 Things I Miss Most as a Result of Chronic Pain and Illness:Term Life

When I began to gather my thoughts for this piece, I asked my husband what he thought. It was eye-opening. Even after all these years, I forget that his life has been impacted as much as mine by my health limitations. This is partly because he’s changed his major task in life to that...

8 Things Never to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

Many people know someone who suffers from chronic pain. Oftentimes, they want to offer an encouraging word, but those words can sometimes be unintentially hurtful. I should know. Diagnosed with Lyme disease and fibromyalgia in 2012, I’ve been on the receiving end of many upsetting comments. People who experience chronic pain deal deal with...

16 Things People In Chronic Pain Want You To Know

1. We try really hard to look good. We often hear “you don’t look sick” but the truth is that most of us try very hard to pass as normal. We rest before going out and take our pain meds at the optimal time. At times we hurt so much and are tired from...

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